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Strong's #3353 - μέτοχος

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  1. sharing in, partaking
  2. a partner (in a work, office, dignity)
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 977 ‑ בָּחַר (baw‑khar');  1818 ‑ דָּם (dawm);  2270 ‑ חָבֵר (khaw‑bare');  
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KJV (6)
Luke 1
Hebrews 5
NAS (6)
Luke 1
Hebrews 5
CSB (5)
Luke 1
Hebrews 4
BSB (6)
Luke 1
Hebrews 5
ESV (6)
Luke 1
Hebrews 5
WEB (7)
Luke 2
Hebrews 5
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μέτοχος, ον,

I sharing in, partaking of, c. gen., [ τῆς συμφορῆς] τὸ πλεῦν μέτοχος Hdt. 3.52; μ. ἐλπίδων, τέχνης, E. Ion 698 (lyr.), Pl. Phdr. 262d; τοῦ βίου, of a wife, Diod.Com. 3.5; δίκης Arist. Mu. 401b29.


1. Subst., partner, accomplice in, τοῦ φόνου E. HF 721, Antipho 3.3.11: abs., Th. 8.92; partner in business, PHib. 1.109.3 (iii B. C.), PCair.Zen. 176.102 (iii B. C.), Ostr.Bodl. i92, 251 (ii B. C.), Luke 5:7, etc.

2. member of a board of officials, freq. in phrase ὁ δεῖνα καὶ μέτοχοι πράκτορες, ἐπιτηρηταί, ἀγορανόμοι, τραπεζῖται, etc., PFlor. 358.5 (ii A. D.), PSI 2.160.4 (ii A. D.), PStrassb. 52.17 (ii A. D.), POxy. 96.4 (ii A. D.), etc.

3. joint owner of a house, CPHerm. 119 A iv 20 (iii A. D.).

III θεῶν μέτοχοι, of the demigods, Arist. Fr. 640.20, cf. IG 14.2117 (Rome).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μέτοχος, μέτοχον (μετέχω);

1. sharing in, partaking of, with the genitive of the thing (Winer's Grammar, § 30, 8 a.): Hebrews 3:1; Hebrews 6:4; Hebrews 12:8; τοῦ Χριστοῦ, of his mind, and of the salvation procured by him, Hebrews 3:14; cf. Bleek at the passage

2. a partner (in a work, office, dignity): Hebrews 1:9 (from Psalm 44:8 ()); Luke 5:7. (Herodotus, Euripides, Plato, Demosthenes, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μέτοχος , -ον

(<μετέχω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H2270;]

1. sharing in, partaking of: c. gen. rei, Hebrews 3:1; Hebrews 6:4; Hebrews 12:8; τ . Χριστοῦ , Hebrews 3:14.

2. As subst., ὁ μ ., a partner, associate: Luke 5:7, Hebrews 1:9 (LXX).

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the original technical use of this verb, ";initiate"; into the mysteries, which may underlie the Pauline usage in Philippians 4:12 (cf. 3 Maccabees 2:30), it must be enough to refer to such passages from the inscrr. as OGIS 530.15 θεοπρόποι. . . οἵτινες μυηθέντες ἐνεβάτευσαν, ib. 764.12 (ii/B.C.) ταῖς πα ]ραγεγενημέναις θεωρίαις εἰς τὰ Νικηφόρια καὶ μυηθείσαις, with the editor’s note, ";quae legationes ad Nicephoria venerunt et per eam occasionem mysteriis Cabirorum initiatae sunt."; The subst. μύησις occurs bis in the latter document—.7 ἧι [περ ἐπιβάλλον ἦν ἡμέραι τὴν τῶν ἐφήβων μύησιν ἐπιτε [λεῖσθαι, .9 τό τε τῆς μυήσεως ἕνεκεν ἀθρο [ισθὲν πλῆθος ἐδείπνισεν ἐν τῶι. . . In later eccles. Greek ὁ μυούμενος denotes one who is about to be baptized, a candidate for baptism : cf. Anrich Das antike Mysterien-wesen (Göttingen, 1894), p. 158, Inge Christian Mysticism, PP. 4, 349, and for a similar use of μύησις see SAM i. P. 15.


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List of Word Forms
μετοχοι μέτοχοι μετοχοις μετόχοις μέτοχον μέτοχος μετοχους μετόχους metochoi métochoi metochois metóchois metochous metóchous
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